Events & News March 21

Updated: Mar 26, 2019

CSGA Events


A Night of Healthy Soils

Climate Change Discussion

Thursday, March 21, 7 PM

Annapolis Friends Meeting House




Climate Change 101:

What Does It Mean to Me?

Townhall Discussion

Wednesday, March 27, 7 PM

Annapolis Maritime Museum






Events of Interest to CSGA


National Call / Elders Climate Action

Mar 26, 7 PM - Teleconference


Be informed, prepared, and involved when industry is your neighbor! / Halt the Harm Network

Mar 27, 7 PM - Webinar


First General Meeting / Baltimore Peoples Climate Movement

Mar 25, 6 PM - 1808 Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore


News, Information, and Opinion of Interest to CSGA


Annapolis Youth Climate Strike: Students call for action now - Capital Gazette

Dozens of Maryland students who skipped school Friday to strike in Annapolis shouted those words at City Dock, standing at the edge of Ego Alley where water laps onto the pavement.


School climate strikes draw thousands to the streets in cities around the globe - The Washington Post

A protest that began last summer with a single student has become a worldwide movement.


Annapolis Green to kick off year long series on climate change - Capital Gazette

Annapolis Green kicks off a year-long series of discussions on climate change March 27 to address the essential questions related to the global phenomena.


Rural America is ready for some sort of a New Deal, preferably green | The Guardian

Growing food, profits and populations with renewable energy, resilient agriculture.


First Ever Large Scale Solar Project for SWVA | WVTF

The long- sought goal to transition from coal to solar power in southwestern Virginia is being met, thanks to federal funding.


Northam vetoes two bills he says would restrict his options on climate change | richmond.com

Gov. Ralph Northam on Thursday vetoed two measures that he said would hamstring the state’s plans for curbing carbon emissions from power plants and vehicles.


How broadcast TV networks covered climate change in 2018 | Media Matters For this study, Media Matters examined 2018 news coverage of climate change on broadcast TV networks, counting and analyzing segments devoted to climate change.


U.S. Blocks U.N. Resolution on Geoengineering - Scientific American

The measure called for a report on carbon capture and solar radiation management.


Finding the right "dose" for solar geoengineering | Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Solar geoengineering could halve global temperature increases without making climate change worse, research shows.


Climate Advocates Cheer Trump Policy Shift on Flood Insurance - Bloomberg

Climate advocates say an overhaul of the nation’s flood insurance program being unveiled by the Trump administration will spur communities around the country to better plan for extreme weather, but could drive up costs for some homeowners.


Death toll in Mozambique cyclone, floods could surpass 1,000 | Thompson Reuters Foundation

Cyclone Idai has also left a trail of death and destruction across Zimbabwe and Malawi, with vast areas of land flooded, roads destroyed and communication wiped out.


Cyclone Idai could be the Southern Hemisphere’s deadliest storm - The Washington Post

Almost a week after the storm made landfall, there are fears the death toll could be in the thousands.


Some climate change panel members are literally invested in the issue | Roll Call

A majority of climate change panel members have investments in fossil fuel companies, and at least two have ties to the renewable industry.


New York City says electric cars cheapest option for its fleet — Quartz

The data is in.


Maryland should put power in the hands of communities - The Washington Post

Across the country cities are using their authority to create community choice aggregators to drive the transition to 100 percent renewable electricity.


Midwest voters in Trump country face historic floods and call for climate action | NBC

In two states that flipped from Democratic to Republican in the 2016 presidential race, the devastating floods are focusing voter's attention on climate change — and the both parties' response to it.


Climate-Change Advocates Are on the March - The Atlantic

For the first time in years, a broad spectrum of climate advocates is playing offense.


Why Won’t These Democrats Reject Fossil Fuel Money? | The New Republic

The No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge is a major litmus test for 2020 candidates.


Maryland, which bans fracking, is a global gateway for fracked gas. Here's how. - Baltimore Sun

To better understand Dominion Energy's LNG terminal in Cove Point and its role in the global LNG trade, Baltimore Sun reporter Kevin Rector spent months reporting in and around Cove Point, in the fracking fields of Pennsylvania and in Japan, the largest foreign consumer of Cove Point gas.


Dramatic Satellite Photos Show Historic Flooding Across Central U.S. in Wake of Bomb Cyclone | Earther

When last week’s bomb cyclone hit the Midwest, it was hard to imagine the inundation it could bring amid whiteout conditions and more than a foot of snow. But the warm weather that wrapped in behind it quickly melted out all that white stuff and unleashed historic flooding across parts of Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, and Missouri.


Federal judge demands Trump administration reveal how its drilling plans will fuel climate change - The Washington Post

A federal judge has ruled that the Interior Department failed to take into account the climate impact of its oil and gas leasing and declared that a huge swath of leasing in the West is illegal.